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Success For New Perthshire Business With National Finalist Nomination - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Success For New Perthshire Business With National Finalist Nomination

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce member, The Skills Collective, founded in November 2020 by local Perthshire resident Karen Nichol and her colleague Sarah-Jane Dale, has been nominated for a national award in their first 8 months of operation.

Directors Karen and Sarah-Jane started The Skills Collective after leaving their jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic, after identifying a need for small and medium-sized businesses, start-up’s and charities to access senior management head office support that they didn’t have in their own organisations.  Their first client was Outside The Box, a national independent charity and the client list has grown from there including local businesses Bacon & Crerar, The Goldfinch Gallery, Urquhart Glass and events such as the Menopause Café Festival #FlushFest2021. 

The business is a finalist in the Association of Scottish Businesswomen 2021 Awards in the category of Most Innovative Start-Up Business and in addition, Sarah-Jane has been named finalist for Young Inspiring Business Women of The Year, a double-header in their first year of business.

Karen Nichol said

“To be recognised in this way when we’re only 8 months or so into our journey is absolutely incredible and means so very much.   A huge thank you goes to the ASB Association of Scottish Businesswomen, sponsors, judges and everyone involved in putting together the awards. The virtual ceremony sounds incredible, and we are already looking forward to celebrating with this fantastic community of women.  We also want to send a massive congratulations to all the other finalists, some we know and others we look forward to getting to know. We are so proud to be part of such an amazing community of inspiring Scottish businesswomen.”

Winners are announced on Sunday 26 September at a glittering virtual awards ceremony that Karen & Sarah-Jane will be attending.

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